Generally, I’m not a fan of workbooks. I would much rather play games with kids, which reinforce the concepts they are working on. My daughter is one of these kids who loves to feel like a big kid with a homework book. Don’t get me wrong. She loves the games I have posted about for
Tag Archives: Fluency
I love this Sight Word Literacy Center that I bought from Lakeshore Learning. I will admit, it was a little spendy. It was $80. It’s a lot of money for an activity center that helps practice simple sight words. We bought this set several years ago, when my son was in first grade. I had a
My daughter and I have been practicing her sight words. Sight words make up about 90% of our reading vocabulary. To be a fluent reader, it’s extremely important that kids know these words quickly. One of my favorite ways to practice sight words is with the Memory Game. Finding sight word lists is very easy.
I’m so proud of my son! Earlier this year I wrote a post about his struggles in reading. http://earlychildhoodliteracy.net/2011/04/read-naturally.html/ He is an accurate reader, but lacks confidence and speed. He has struggled with fluency since first grade. As a teacher, reading is my area of strength. I have my master’s degree in reading and literacy
About eight years ago, our standards for reading fluency increased. I was teaching second grade at the time. By the end of second grade, students were expected to read 50 words correct per minute. That changed when the state of Washington decided to raise the standard to 100 words correct per minute. Wow! That’s a